SUBSCRIBE

Breaking News on Food, Beverage & Supplement Development - Asia PacificEU edition | US edition

Report abuse about a comment

ghee and butter are actually quite healthy

Natural unprocessed saturated fats actually are healthy. Coconut oil, ghee, butter, wild game fat, etc. Any culture that has subsisted on these prior to including processed foods containing sugar and white flour, to their diets were indeed very healthy.
Ghee has been consumed in India for 10's of thousands of years, and only recently in the last decade have they experienced significant increases in obesity, diabetes and other diet related disease. Fats are not all equal, for example hydrogenated and trans-fats like shortening and margarine. Healthy saturated fats are essential for life, while a low fat diet is deadly.

Posted by MA
06 February 2013 | 06h30

Please fill in the box below to tell us why you feel the post breaks our rules. When you are finished, click on "Send" so that it can be reviewed by a moderator.

Your name *
Your email *

We will not publish your email on the site

Reason *

Back to: Indian mums: ‘Ghee is good, refined is righteous and butter is better’

Spotlight

Queensland team closing in on caffeine-free coffee plant development
Australia

Queensland team closing in on caffeine-free coffee plant development

It will soon be possible to grow premium-quality caffeine-free coffee, tea and cocoa, according to research by...

Industry gets creative to deal with China's supplement regulations
Editorial

Industry gets creative to deal with China's supplement regulations

To understand a developing industry, especially one that is moving as fast as the Asian food industry,...

Building site hipsters Down Under behind rise of coffee-flavoured milk
Australia

Building site hipsters Down Under behind rise of coffee-flavoured milk

Australians are well known for fancying the odd flat white, but a new trend suggests they are...

Rat study finds how memories of junk food can change eating behaviour
Australia

Rat study finds how memories of junk food can change eating behaviour

A diet of junk food not only makes rats fat, but also reduces their drive to seek...

China’s ‘willingness to engage’ praised by US health food promoter
China

China’s ‘willingness to engage’ praised by US health food promoter

Chinese regulators’ have been hailed by an American industry representative for showing great “openness” following a multipartite...

It is too early to praise industry for Thai prawn slavery meeting
Insight

It is too early to praise industry for Thai prawn slavery meeting

When in June of this year, British newspaper The Guardian published a damning report tracing fishmeal that...

Researchers make progress in finding how wines make drinkers feel
Australia

Researchers make progress in finding how wines make drinkers feel

Australia’s wine industry needs to turn to the perfume industry to learn how wines affect a consumer’s...

Mussels and joints: A homegrown Kiwi advantage

Mussels and joints: A homegrown Kiwi advantage

Over half a century ago, Ben Winters Sr arrived in New Zealand from the Netherlands and soon...

China's most prominent food scandals so far this year
China

China's most prominent food scandals so far this year

There is absolutely no doubt that the Chinese authorities are doing everything they can to bring the...

Report suggests India’s baby food market is set to soar
India

Report suggests India’s baby food market is set to soar

A combination of demographic, social and economic factors is helping grow India’s baby food market, which is...

Key Industry Events